Rethinking Investment Treaty Law: An Investor's Perspective - Repsol / YPF in Argentina [Audio]
Speaker(s): Pablo Fernandez, Carlos Lopez, Miguel Klingenberg | The recent expropriation of Repsol by the Argentine government raises important legal, diplomatic and policy issues that put into question the current system of international investment protection. This seminar invites to debate on this issues from the investor's perspective. Pablo Fernández is Professor of Finance at the IESE Business School, Madrid. Carlos López Jall is the Director of International Organizations and European Af
Veggie Tales - Lyle the Lindly Viking part 2
In an attempt to bring a higher level of class to VeggieTales, Archibald Asparagus receives permission to run the show. His aim is the first VeggieTales' production of a Shakespeare play, but unable to find the script for Hamlet, they get instead the script for "Omelet. Following is the introduction to the usual "Silly Songs with Larry". Archibald immediately changes it to "Classy Silly Songs with Larry". Finally, Archibald pr
The Human in Politics [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Anne Phillips | Editor's note: Unfortunately the first few minutes of the lecture are missing from this recording. In this inaugural lecture, to celebrate her appointment as the Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science, Anne Phillips addresses the status of the human in politics. Is what Hannah Arendt called 'the abstract nakedness of being human' sufficient to establish principles of solidarity or equality? And can we talk of what, as humans, we have in common without
60 remarkable years
The UK's tallest free standing work of art - Aspire - has been officially unveiled at a civic ceremony at The University of Nottingham.
The 60 metre tall sculpture was commissioned as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the University being awarded the Royal Charter.
This specially commissioned film traces historic milestones from the past sixty years at the University, and charts its continued
Politics in 60 seconds. Party whips
Professor Philip Cowley defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on the role of the party whips.
Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes.
Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education
Professor Philip Cowley, Professor of Parliamentary Government, School of Politics and International Relations
Professor Philip Cowley is Professor of Parliamentary Government at The University of Notting
Clifton Ragsdale reveals why octopuses are such successful predators
By: nsf Clifton Ragsdale of the University of Chicago is researching the nervous system of the octopus, which is a successful predator partly because it has excellent eyesight--the best of any invertebrate. The octopus's excellent eyesight enables it to visually zero in and focus on prey.
Galieo Biography, Part V
This is an animated biography of Galilei Galileo from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Run time 02:48.
11/5/08: Who Won and Why
Wednesday on RadioWest, we're live from the Hinckley Institute of Politics with post election analysis. We're joined by Kirk Jowers of the Hinckley Institute, pollster Dan Jones, and Brigham Young University political scientist Quin Monson
Scott Kennedy, Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures; and Political Science Director, Research Centre for Chinese Politics and Business, Indiana University discusses the emergence of China as an actor in the global political economy
21F.084J Introduction to Latin American Studies (MIT)
This course is designed as an introduction to Latin American politics and society for undergraduates at MIT. No background on the region is required. Overall workload (reading, writing, class participation, and examinations) is similar to that of other HASS-D courses. Many of the themes raised here are covered in greater detail in other courses: 21F.020J (New World Literature), 21F.716 (Introduction to Contemporary Hispanic Literature), 21F.730 (Twentieth and Twentyfirst-Century Spanish American
STS.429 Food and Power in the Twentieth Century (MIT)
In this class, food serves as both the subject and the object of historical analysis. As a subject, food has been transformed over the last 100 years, largely as a result of ever more elaborate scientific and technological innovations. From a need to preserve surplus foods for leaner times grew an elaborate array of techniques – drying, freezing, canning, salting, etc – that changed not only what people ate, but how far they could/had to travel, the space in which they lived, their r
11.540J Urban Transportation Planning (MIT)
The history, policy, and politics of urban transportation are discussed in this class. Also covered are the role of the federal government, the "highway revolt" and public transit in the auto era, using analytic tools for transportation planning and policy analysis. The class then explores the contribution of transportation to air pollution and climate change, land use and transportation interactions, together with issues with bicycles, pedestrians, and traffic calming. Examples used in the clas
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